Informed Brain Cancer Patients
A mere subset of the reasons behind unmet health care literacy needs include the health care
systems' increasing complexity, increased time constraints, profound treatment decision
making requirements, decreased financial resources, fracturing social networks and
diversifying educational and cultural needs.
This project will use focus groups to explore the factors involved in brain cancer health
care literacy from the perspectives of patients and those involved in their care.
Hypothesis generated from this project will be directly applied toward future projects. The
overarching goals are improved access and adequacy of health care literacy information
through the eventual development of validated, useful, reliable health care literacy
information tools for brain cancer patients and those involved in their care.
Time Perspective: Prospective
Explore the factors involved in health care literacy from the perspective of brain cancer patients.
An investigator experienced in semi-structured focus group research will faclitate focus group sessions by using a generalized list of topics and open-ended discussion questions.
Erin M Dunbar, MD
University of Florida
United States: Institutional Review Board
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